Definition of discus:
sport (part of speech: noun)
- table tennis,
- water polo,
- "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
- "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.
As to why we remember them, let the teacher recall the stories already familiar through supplementary reading in literature, the Golden Fleece, Hercules, the Siege of Troy, the Wanderings of Ulysses; let her point out Greek cities which still exist, Athens, Marseilles, Alexandria, Constantinople; let her tell the stories of Marathon, of Leonidas and Thermopylae, and of Salamis; let her show pictures of Athens, the most splendid city of ancient Greece, of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Venus of Milo, the Hermes of Praxiteles, the Discus Thrower, and so on.- "The Spartan Twins", Lucy (Fitch) Perkins.